The creation of a town-wide warning system to prevent a repeat of flooding during Storm Babet is among recommendations in a report into the downpours that hit Suffolk.

Consultants Amazi looked into the events of October 20 when Framlingham's roads and homes were inundated with brown water, which submerged cars and has left residents still unable to return to their properties six months later, while waiting for them to dry out.

The authors, working on behalf of Framlingham Flood Resilience and Recovery Working Group, listed a series of actions that could stop similar levels of devastation from happening in the future.

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Key among these was for the town to have its own flood warnings, in addition to those provided by the Environment Agency.

In addition, a local river management team should be created to identify areas of action and act in a co-ordinated manner amid concerns a lack of dredging of the River Ore had caused water to overflow its banks.

The water level thresholds at which warnings are issued should also be reviewed, with consideration given to a warning of a rapid rate rise.

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A clear plan for assistance with dredging and disposing of debris should also be put in place, while Framlingham College, which owns the town's mere, should clarify in a written statement how it intended to manage felled timber, which blocked the river during the storm.

The findings were revealed at Framlingham's annual parish meeting held at the Porter Theatre at Framlingham College on Wednesday.

However, the report was uncertain of the cause of the flooding and whether rainfall or the watercourses were the main culprit.

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Although the rainfall on October 20 and the preceding 24 hours was not 'of great rarity,' the rarity was said to increase when considering rainfall over a three day period.

The consultants said an answer for the culprit could only come once the Environment Agency had published its own report into the rarity of the event.

Earlier this week, Nick Corke, chief executive of charity Hour Community, revealed that residents were still waiting for insurance payments and for their homes to dry out and had moved into alternative accommodation, including holiday homes in the meantime.

He said: "I think there is a varying degree of success with insurance companies. There are a lot of people doing work on their houses. There are a lot of people waiting to be assessed for grants."

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